Dan Van Vechten is a singer/songwriter living in Cincinnati, originally from upstate New York. Years ago Dan would play guitar for hours a day and sing around a hunting lodge with friends or a campfire on the farm. For a while there were bar gigs and the occasional talent show, but the artist had not yet been found. As time went by music was played less and less on that guitar until eventually it was tucked back into the case while a more responsible life was being built. When Dan found an open mic by accident on the west side of Cincinnati, he pulled his guitar out and went back the next week. Over the next few months' time, some songs came back and many more were found in the Cincinnati Roots/Folk/Americana sounds. For the first time, Dan began to write songs and play them alongside the ones he learned in the local scene. "Simply Dan" now plays as a solo act with a variety of music and a wide assortment of musician friends who love to jump in and make a band. The Simply Dan String Band LP, available for sale November 7, includes top-notch string players who all have notable projects of their own. Every aspect of this album is locally grown, and it celebrates an artist who found himself in Cincinnati, then found himself in Cincinnati. Enjoy!